Sees international conspiracy behind Pakistan water crisis
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar said on Saturday that he has no reservations over reviewing the judicial decisions, adding that the institution can also be prone to making mistakes.
The CJP was addressing a ceremony at the judicial academy in Lahore, where he said that it is quite important to accept mistakes. “Those who failed to find justice can easily approach me,” said the CJP. He further said that for inducing change, one has to toil very hard to make it happen. CJP Nisar further said that change comes with time and one shouldn’t stay at one spot for a very long time.
On the subject of scarcity of water, the CJP said that the issue has faced criminal negligence. He said that in the coming days the country can face a severe dearth of water resources. Chief Justice said that the acute water shortage faced by the country is because of an international conspiracy.
“Keeping citizens bereft of water is a serious crime and the shortage has been caused by the incompetence of the authorities,” Justice Nisar said. “We must all join hands to build the much needed dams to resolve this pressing issue”.
“I tried to bring about changes in several areas, but I don’t think I was able to do all that I wanted,” Justice Nisar said. “It’s unfortunate that the judicial system is still primed on the age old ways; even in this modern age we are dependent on the putwari system,” he added
“Despite efforts, I couldn’t get my house in order,” the top judge lamented. Justice Nisar said that there are many reforms which need to be implemented in the judicial system for it’s betterment. “Sometimes even after trying really hard you can’t achieve what you really want,” the CJP said.
“Until judges are passionate about dispensing timely justice there will be no improvement in the judicial system as a whole,” he stressed.